• 1 Shilling 1958, KM# 5, Ghana
  • 1 Shilling 1958, KM# 5, Ghana
Obverse

Kwame Nkrumah facing right.

Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972) led Ghana to independence from Britain in 1957 and served as its first prime minister and president. Nkrumah first gained power as leader of the colonial Gold Coast, and held it until he was deposed in 1966. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1962.

Translation: Kwame Nkrumah, the Founder of the State of Ghana

Engraver: Paul Vincze

★ CIVITATIS GHANIENSIS CONDITOR ★
KWAME NKRUMAH
P.V.

Reverse

Date divided by star, denomination below.

Engraver: P.K.K. Quaidoo

• GHANA •
19 58
ONE SHILLING

Edge

1 Shilling

KM# 5
Characteristics
Material Cupronickel
Weight 4.5 g
Diameter 21 mm
Thickness 1.74 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Royal Mint

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